New Implementation Study will facilitate FAIR Data Management & Analysis

ELIXIR-NL will coordinate a new Implementation Study that aims to deliver a user-friendly FAIR Data management & analysis application as an EU cloud service: ‘myFAIR Cloud Analysis’. The service will be executed using the advanced INDIGO PaaS services on top of any ELIXIR Compute Platform cloud resource. Andrew Stubbs of Erasmus MC is the study’s coordinator: “ELIXIR-NL, ELIXIR-IT, and EMBL-EBI… Continue reading

ELIXIR Annual Report 2017

ELIXIR has released its Annual Report presenting the major achievements in 2017 and highlighting the effort of over 650 experts from across 21 ELIXIR Nodes. It shows the activities of ELIXIR Platforms, Use Cases, and ELIXIR Nodes in meeting the objectives of the current ELIXIR Scientific Programme and introduces the work towards the new Programming cycle (2019-2023). Read more.

Accelerate your research with CORBEL’s 2nd Open Call for research projects

Are you working on a complex research project in need of multiple, different technologies? Would you benefit from access to state-of-the-art research infrastructures and services that are not available in your current research environment? Would integrated access to multiple research infrastructures take your research project to the next level? If the answer is YES, participation in the CORBEL Open Call… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL receives funding to coordinate data approaches of Dutch life science facilities

NWO has announced that ELIXIR-NL will receive funding to coordinate the data approaches of life science facilities in the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure. Professor Jaap Heringa, Head of the Dutch ELIXIR node, explains: “In 2016, the Permanent Committee marked ELIXIR-NL as one of the strategic life science infrastructures on the National Roadmap, acknowledging our coordinating role across the… Continue reading

MolData2 Implementation Study: facilitating molecular studies of rare diseases

The ELIXIR Implementation Study ‘MolData2’ has recently been completed. Friederike Ehrhart of Maastricht University: “We investigated the current status of genotype-phenotype databases for rare diseases. In addition, we developed tools to tackle some of the most urgent problems.” Watch the ELIXIR webinar on the Moldata2 Implementation Study Ehrhart: “This study was conducted by the Dutch and Spanish ELIXIR node, Maastricht… Continue reading

HELIS Academy: improving the ‘industry readiness’ of Life Sciences & Health students

In April 2018, HELIS Academy was launched. Funded by Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland (EU), the project’s main aim is to bridge the gap between the competences required for jobs in the Life Sciences & Health sector and the existing training programmes. The project is executed by ten Dutch and Flemish partners from academia and industry, including DTL (to be more specific, the… Continue reading

ENPICOM part of IMMUNOMONITOR consortium

A European consortium including DTL partner ENPICOM has been awarded a EUR 2 million grant to clinically validate an immunosequencing analysis solution for monitoring treatment responses to cancer vaccines. Read more in the press release. A total grant sum of EUR 2 million has been awarded to the multidisciplinary EUROSTARS consortium. The EUROSTARS project is titled ‘Treatment Response Monitoring for Cancer Immunotherapies Using… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL course: Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research. On 17-19 October 2018, ELIXIR-NL and the BioSB research school will organise a Galaxy course ‘Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!’ The course is meant for biomedical & translational medicine researchers who are keen on bioinformatics and for educators in the ‘bio domain’ who would like… Continue reading

CORBEL open call: apply now

The CORBEL partners have launched a 2nd Open Call for research projects. Academic and industrial scientists can apply for funding to get access to excellent facilities, pioneering technologies, and innovative services in Europe. The call has a rolling deadline, collecting applications at the first day of every second month.  Are you working on a complex research project in need of multiple, different… Continue reading

NPEC: will a tiny country lead the next green revolution?

In April 2018, NWO awarded funding to ten proposals in the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure. Among the lucky few is the Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre (NPEC) of Utrecht University and Wageningen University & Research. Initiators George Kowalchuk and Mark Aarts describe the what, why, and how of NPEC. George Kowalchuk is Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity at Utrecht… Continue reading